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By Lauren Dean

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he Sabal palmetto is South Carolina’s state tree. It’s on the South Carolina flag. hanging like a damp brown mop at the top of the tree.
Imagine Folly Beach without our palmetto trees. You can’t do it, can you? When Mark Arena, a certified arborist with Clemson University, came out to look
But, something is killing palmetto trees on Folly Beach at an alarming and at my trees he pointed out several others that were in what he called “a state of severe
unprecedented rate. Bryan Porter has lived on Folly Beach since 1943 and he has never decline” and were likely to die as well. I have lived on Folly Beach for eight years and I
seen this happen before. He first started noticing the dying trees around the middle of have never lost a palmetto tree before.
the summer. “They’re constantly shedding fronds so when you see a brown leaf it doesn’t Arena has been working with the City of Folly Beach to answer the question “Why
concern you,” Porter said. “But, suddenly I’m looking up and seeing it’s not just the are the trees dying?” Based on visual observations and tests that were performed at
fronds, it’s the whole tree.” Clemson’s Plant Problem Clinic, Arena said the main issue with the palms appears to be
It was the four dead palms on the lot at 304 East Arctic, which his family owned a “physiological disorder.” Physiological disorder is a term used to describe a condition
for many years, that initially caught Porter’s attention. Then he glanced around and that physically alters and impacts the healthy growth and development of plants. They
noticed four more dead palms on the adjacent lots. Although he has seen dead and can be caused by one or many agents and are generally curable if corrected in time.
dying palmettos all around the island, Porter said the greatest concentration seems to be “Generally, disorders do not kill a plant but cause a slow and steady state of decline
on East Arctic, where he said he counted more than 30 dead palmettos between Center that can lead to death over a period of time, Arena said.  “This is what appears to be the
and 8th Streets. case at Folly Beach.”
I have eleven palmetto trees in my yard on East Arctic, and three of them have
died this year in a manner that I can best describe as “flopping their tops.” I looked up
one day and suddenly they were completely dead, all their brown and shriveled fronds Palmetto trees continued on page 7

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City meetings
by lauren dean
City Council Work Session: October 26 Traffic gridlock Barber & Associates and the ordinance Citizen Comments
Items on the workshop agenda were The discussion of the traffic study that would put these new rates into effect Susan Breslin addressed water rates,
discussion of the rules to post in centered on stop signs and sidewalks in January. which she says fail to encourage water
rental houses and the traffic study and where to put them. No consensus conservation and are unfair to many
recommendations. Both topics require was reached. Speeding up traffic on one Variance residents. “The minimum water charge is
more discussion before legislation is street, slows it down on another street; Hugh Thomas petitioned Council for a for 6,000 gallons and I use only 2,000,”
enacted. sidewalks swallow up parking spaces variance on his property located at 114 she said. “I have leaky faucets, but there’s
and you can’t have both. The City paid West Cooper that would enable him to no use fixing them. I’m paying for the
Posting the rules Wilbur Smith & Associates a large retain the two small cottages presently on water anyway.” But that was not her
Posting of rules in rental houses was chunk of money last year to prepare a the property and build a small retirement point. Her point was that there are many
part of an ordinance passed last month. traffic study with pages and pages of home in the rear. The two small cottages island residents who use far less than
Public Safety Officer Jay Wooley had recommendations, none of which, to my currently on the property are often the minimum and are paying for the
come up with a list that Councilman knowledge, have yet been enacted. cited as an example of the “old Folly” excessive usage of other properties.
Charlie McCarty called a “nice effort” look residents want, but several Council Then came a barrage of protests
but he made the point that “we need to City Council Meeting: October 26 members objected. “I have sat here too from residents opposed to the sudden
make sure people have read them so we The Consent Agenda lumps a bunch of long to see us grant a variance. Next termination for the winter of the Beach
can justify enforcing them.” Fines for resolutions and ordinances together to thing we know there’s a For Sale sign Management Patrol. At very little cost
some of the offenses could run as high as pass in one fell swoop. It’s assumed these in the front yard and the property has a to the taxpayer, they said the program
$500. Councilman Paul Hume thought are straightforward, noncontroversial variance for three structures. You have no has had a more positive impact on the
the wording should be very specific: “tents, laws requiring no discussion, but any recourse once you grant a variance,” said cleanliness of the beach and the livability
chairs, coolers left on the beach overnight Council member can remove a piece of Mayor Tim Goodwin. Clamp agreed. issues we are always clamoring about
will be removed and . . . .” The other issue proposed legislation from the agenda. “I don’t want to make a decision tonight than any single program ever instigated.
was where inside the houses to post the The entire Consent Agenda was pulled that will affect people down the road,” he Nancy Smith, who has worked on the
rules, with most members settling on the by Councilman Pennell Clamp. Items said. Qualifiers can be put on a variance, turtle nest protection program for 13
refrigerator door. “Every time they go in Clamp felt merited more discussion were but that can get tricky, and Laura Beck years, said she was thrilled when Folly
there for a beer, they will see them. We adding mileage caps for Public Safety moved to postpone the decision for one Beach established the Beach Management
can’t expect them to know the rules unless vehicles to the Folly Beach Personnel month so Council could obtain legal Patrol and strongly encouraged them to
we tell them 2,000 times,” said Hume. Handbooks, approving approximately advice to determine if deed restrictions reinstate it. Other speakers were more
Councilman D.J. Rich offered to collect $15,000 for Charleston County Public can be applied to the property that would passionate, demanding to know why the
everyone’s input and tweak the list for Works to install a new tide gate behind allow construction of the third structure. program had been suspended and what
discussion at the next council meeting. 301 West Hudson, and adopting the All members voted in favor of the motion
study of water rates prepared by B. P. to postpone. Council continued on page 3

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a boat owner in order to obtain a permit, and see the chart used to determine
Council continued from page 2 the ordinance was passed unanimously. these limitations. The other issue is how
would happen to the litter that would Permit fees are $150 for a yearly permit to punish offenders. Laura Beck said
now accumulate. Council promised and $100 for a seasonal permit and fines charging for excess mileage “hits them
can go as high as $500. In order to obtain in the pocketbook” but she favored a Lynn Pierotti
to find a solution by integrating three publisher
existing competing programs by defining a permit, boat owners wishing to store well-articulated disciplinary procedure lynn@luckydognews.com
the scope and duties of each. their boat on the beach must provide spelled out in the Personnel Manual. “I’m
Cynthia Wiles read a lengthy statement their legal name, all addresses, all phone concerned about too much discipline Kristin Hackler
regarding cutting of trees on her property numbers, an emergency contact number, and not enough repayment,” countered managing editor
on Shadow Race Lane by Charleston craft type and hull ID, current state of Rich. The resolution was postponed until kristin@luckydognews.com
County Public Works, which is registration and that ID number and the December City Council meeting.
proof of ownership. Police work is hard and because it doesn’t Lauren Dean
responsible for clearing and maintaining editor
the rights of way in Sunset Point. When pay well, Public Safety officers cannot
lauren@luckydognews.com
her ten minutes was up, Wiles adroitly New Police Cruisers (O25-10) afford to live on Folly Beach. We want
handed off to Roberta Karnofsky, who Councilman Rich proposed an accountability and disciplinary action Swan Richards
finished reading her statement. Karnofsky amendment to decrease the number of when necessary, but we also want to senior graphic designer
owns a home on Shadow Race Lane and new Public Safety vehicles from three to encourage and reward our officers, swan@luckydognews.com
was upset at the over-aggressive pruning one in view of the fact that Folly Beach who by and large are doing a good
of her fig tree that, to be fair, is in the has lost two officers whom it does not job. Making the bottom line the only Meredith Powell
reporter
right of way. Betty Howle, a long-time intend to replace any time soon. “I think consideration could cost the city more
meredith@luckydognews.com
Shadow Race resident, thanked the City we need to back off for now,” Rich said. money in the long run.
for finally getting the County to come “The longer we keep the money in our Blake Bunch
out and spruce things up. “I’ve been here coffers, the better off we’ll be.” Clamp Tide gate on West Hudson (R41-10) reporter
for 16 years and it’s the first time I’ve ever said that the Department of Public Safety A resolution to spend $15,506 in storm blake@luckydognews.com
seen it cleaned up,” she said. currently has 10 officers and 11 police water management funds to install a
cruisers. “So we’ve got our spare on the new tide gate behind 301 West Hudson Lori Dalton
lot right now,” he said. Mayor Goodwin Avenue was approved. In 2007, the sales manager
New water rates (O26-10) lori@luckydognews.com
The new water rate study calls for a explained that the unspent money would City implemented a comprehensive
major increase in January 2011 with go back into the reserve fund and be storm water management program and Richard Brendel
smaller annual increases for the next earmarked for police vehicles that will be a portion of the fees collected by the advertising
four years. “I don’t think we paid very needed when the force is beefed up again County are placed into an account for 843-478-0896
close attention to this during the work for the summer season. Folly Beach and used for various storm richard@luckydognews.com
session,” said Clamp. “I think the water projects that will help the City. The
Mileage caps for City vehicles (R39-10) installation of the tide gate was needed to •
citizens in this community are going to Contributors
be astounded when they see their first Recent discussions on the purchase of prevent tidal flooding in the 200 block
Capt. Geoff Bennett
water bill next year.” Clamp said the new Public Safety vehicles have raised of West Hudson, according to Mayor Megan Carroll
bill calls for a 24.3% rate increase the concerns that excessive mileage is a Goodwin. Charleston County Parks
first year with 6.2% yearly increases for critical factor on how often new cruisers Eric Horan
the next four years. He also questioned are purchased as well as a major expense. Council comments Dr. John Neilson
having only two rate classifications – Councilman Clamp pointed out at the Hume said he was disappointed in the Vince Perna
residential and business. “Why not three September 26 City Council meeting pace of City Council’s accomplishments. Pet Helpers

rates?” he asked. “We’re always talking that it cost $80,000 per year to gas up At issue was the fact that very little
Published by
about looking out for the residents first. and maintain Public Safety vehicles. legislation has been passed since the Lucky Dog Publishing
Why can’t there be separate rates for “For an island that’s six miles long and group finally sat down together as one of South Carolina, LLC
residents and non-residents. Why hit less than one mile wide, that’s way too governing body. “I don’t think we’re P.O. Box 837
the permanent residents so hard?” The much,” he said, adding that much of this doing what we were elected to do,” he Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482
ordinance was postponed until December expense was generated by the cruisers said. He said the council should meet 843-886-NEWS
14 in order to give the City Attorney being driven home at night. A resolution more frequently in work sessions if that
was introduced to put a cap on mileage was what it would take to get the job Future deadlines:
time to investigate the constitutionality November 17 for submissions.
of having a different rate for residents. and impose disciplinary action on repeat done. “We need answers. We need to get
According to City Administrator Toni offenders. City Administrator Toni these issues resolved and move on.” Eddie The Folly Current, a wholly owned
Connor-Rooks the last water rate study Connor-Rooks said the mileage limits Ellis said the issue was transparency subsidiary of Lucky Dog Publish-
was done in 2004 and the last rate differ for each vehicle and the purpose and more formal communication was ing of South Carolina LLC, is a
is to ensure that the City isn’t paying for needed from city staff personnel. He free, independent newspaper
increase was in 2008. published every two weeks and is
personal use of vehicles, not to penalize cited the recent suspension of the Beach for and about Folly Beach. Copies
Watercraft stored on Beach (O24-10) officers who live a greater distance from Management program as an example. “I are mailed free of charge to every
Concern that abandoned Hobie Cats Folly Beach. Rich was in favor of a should not have to pick it up on the street active mailbox in our coverage
mileage reimbursement plan for going through the grapevine.” It’s not too bad, area and are also available at area
left on the beach for years are creating businesses and by subscription
hazards yet are difficult to remove, City over the limit and Eddie Ellis said he was Clamp said, considering that last year’s to non-islanders. Subscriptions
Council earlier this year sought to make under the impression that the City was City Council session at one point had 32 are $39 per year for non-residents
permits more costly and to impose already doing that. “Isn’t there a mileage ordinances pending at one time. Beck and are available by sending a
compensation based on how far they live said members were sometimes operating check to Lucky Dog Publishing,
fines for improper storage or illegal LLC, P.O. Box 837, Sullivan’s
boats. After amendments by D.J. Rich from home?” he asked. I thought they under false assumptions and that Island, SC 29482. Our editorial
in September that increased the cost of were paying for excess mileage. Have we legislation would continue to be deferred content is primarily dedicated to
permit fees and fines and an amendment not received one dime of compensation?” until “we reach a point of comfort with the area of distribution; ad space
Paul Hume and Clamp said they would what we’ve got on the table.” Rich agreed is open to all businesses who want
at the meeting by Charlie McCarty that to reach the Folly Beach market.
specified the information required from like to define “established limitations” that too much legislation was being Complete ad creation is $50,
postponed. “I don’t like postponing,” however, changes of up to 30% of
he said. “But we need to get it right. the original ad are included at no
We’re asking the right questions.” Mayor extra cost. All advertising rates are
FOLLY ANIMAL SERVICE: listed at www.islandeyenews.com
Goodwin said the council had done a lot under “advertising”.
Please report all Lost or Found pets on Folly Beach
of good in the past six months. “Don’t
immediately. Call 588-2433 and ask for Folly
feel bad yet,” he said. “We don’t have
Animal Service or a police officer. All resident
32 ordinances hanging over our head.”
animals must be registered with the City of Folly
“Yeah,” someone in the background said,
Beach annually and tags must be attached to the
“and we all still like each other.” Lucky Dog Publishing, LLC
pet’s collar. Tag cost $3 and may be purchased at
Publishers of The Folly Current, The Island
Folly Beach Public Safety, located at City Hall.
Eye News and the Island Connection.
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Letter from the mayor... November 12, 2010

Dear Friends and Neighbors: Christmas Parade, call Mary Cunningham explaining the process. The ordinance from the Accommodation and Hospitality
who facilitates this event at 708-1113. simply requires an agent in charge to be Tax Sub-Committee. If this proposal
We are entering into our Holiday One of the events you want to make listed and requires all owners and agents goes into effect, the City would lose the
Season with all the celebrations that come sure to attend is the Children’s Christmas. of seasonal rentals to post Folly’s rules and 65% A-Tax Discretionary Funds which
with it. The Holiday Season is my favorite It has been a Folly Beach tradition for regulations. The agent does not have to be helps fund Sea ‘n Sand, Folly Palooza,
because it seems to bring out the best in about 50 years with Marlene Estridge a real estate agent. the Arts Festival, Tides of March, surfing
all of us. Peace on Earth and goodwill to being the Head Elf for over 30 years, I have recently met with Chief events, etc. In addition, the proposal the
all seem to be the creed by which we live and Toni Connor-Rooks as the Assistant Boatwright regarding a Community Governor’s appointed Board called the
during this time more than any other. Head Elf for about 14 of the 30 years. The Policing Program which will be put Tourism Expenditure Review Committee
During this time, the City brings many City is also fortunate to have Charlotte in place in the very near future. There (TERC) located in Columbia will be given
events to celebrate the season. Kick-off Goodwin, Pauline Rey and Paula Hinton. are many components to this program oversight of the city’s local accommodation
begins with the Turkey Shoot scheduled This event is a wonderful experience for with all being good for our community. and hospitality taxes. We will have to have
for the following dates to begin at 7:00 children and parents, alike. Watching Any suggestions you may have for this their approval before funds can be spent
p.m. October 29 & 30, November 5 & 6, the children as Santa comes in on the program, please e-mail me at tgoodwin@ and they will be given a management
12 &13, 19 & 20, and 22 to 24, at Folly fire truck with sirens blasting is one of cityoffollybeach.com or call 513-1835. fee out of the funds. Now is the time
River Park. the most wonderful experiences of the This will be a positive move toward Public Folly needs to pull together and contact
The Christmas Tree Lighting will be Christmas season. I urge all the families Safety and our citizens forming a bond and your representatives in Columbia or the
held on December 1 at 7 p.m. at Folly on Folly Beach to come to Folly River working together for a better community. Charleston County Legislative Delegation
River Park, and Children’s Christmas with Park on December 10 at 6 p.m. and enjoy The City has been fortunate in the past and ask them to stop this proposal. The
Santa is December 10 at Folly River Park, this wonderful occasion. The Park will be to have tourism funds, accommodation contact information can be obtained
starting at 6 p.m. Finally, the Christmas filled with wonderful lighted Christmas and hospitality taxes, to fund different either through the web site or by calling
Parade will be held on December 11 at 1 images for all to enjoy with Santa sitting things which benefit the city and which Robin at 513-1837 or Mary at 513-1836
p.m. in a march down Center Street. under the Pavilion for the children to visit. would otherwise be paid through for the numbers.
Participants in the Christmas Parade As usual, Santa Claus will be handing out property taxes or other funds. For Again, thank you for the pleasure of
can begin showing up any time after Christmas stockings filled with candy, example, renourishment in the amount serving the best citizens living in the best
11:00 a.m. to begin lining up for fruit, and a gift for all the children. Be of $150,000 annually is one of the needed community in the State of South Carolina.
the parade. I am proud to say Folly’s sure to bring your camera to capture this items funded with these taxes. Also I am honored to be the mayor of this city.
parade is one of the best around. The City occasion. funded are the following: a portion of the
usually has over 110 groups participating. Recently, City Council adopted an Fire Program, Beach Management which Sincerely,
Trophies are given for different categories, ordinance which requires seasonal rentals includes the Civilian Beach Patrol, repair Tim Goodwin
including Best Golf Cart; Best Alternative to fill out a Rental Registration form at of walkovers, putting up sandfencing, and Mayor
Transportation. There will also be the time they renew or apply for a 2011 other important items. However, recently
monetary awards given for various things. Business License. Those affected will we were advised that the Tax Realignment
If you are interested in being in the Folly receive notification by the way of a letter Commission has been given a proposal

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Community Thanksgiving Pet Helpers is located at


1447 Folly Rd, James Island

service and dinner


Hours: Mon – Fri from 11am – 6pm
Sat from 11am - 5pm.
Closed: Sundays and Holidays

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Cordelia is a spunky little six-
ach year at Thanksgiving, the three churches on Folly Island take turns hosting year-old wire haired terrier mix. She
a community Thanksgiving Dinner. This year the service will be at Folly Beach is black and tan with cute, scruffy
Baptist Church on Sunday, November 21, at 6:30 p.m. The message will be little whiskers. She has the energy
brought to us by Father J.P. Narichitti, Priest of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic of a dog ten times her size and is
Church. The choirs from Folly Beach United Methodist Church and Our Lady of Good extremely cuddly! She gets along well
Counsel will join the Baptist choir and the joint choir will be led by Richard Summey. with other dogs and can certainly
The public is invited to worship with the church and attend a Thanksgiving Dinner hold her own. She deserves a family
after the service. - with or without another dog - that
Please bring canned goods to donate to the Lowcountry Food Bank. Prepare yourself will play and play with her! She is
for a warm, meaningful and fun time as we share, reflect and offer thanks for all of our spayed, up to date on vaccines, and
countless blessings! microchipped.  All she needs is a
forever home!

TURKEY SHOOT Tiger Cordelia


Almost every year since 1961, the Folly Beach Department of Public Safety Tiger is a 5-year-old medium-haired
has hosted a turkey shoot for residents of Folly Beach. This year’s turkey shoot orange tabby. While Pet Helpers
will be held in the Folly River Park beginning on Friday, October 29. The event does not declaw its cats, Tiger did
will be held every Friday and Saturday night from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. come to us already declawed. He
beginning on October 29 and running through November 20 and will also be is considered a special needs cat
held on November 22, 23 and 24. Members of the Volunteer Fire Department will because he is blind, though that
be running the event. The Department of Public Safety will provide ammunition, in no way inhibits his curiosity or
but those wishing to participate in the turkey shoot should bring their own guns. playfulness. He hangs out in our
Shooters will aim at a paper target with an X in the middle. Volunteer Fireman Rainbow Row, greeting each person
Brian Porter, who is coordinating the event, said the winner of the 14-pound turkey who walks through the door. Please
will be the shooter who gets the one pellet that is determined to be closest to the come meet this special guy!
middle of the X.

Call Pet Helpers at 795-1110. Adoption fees: $125 cats & dogs (6 mo. or
younger), $100 for 6 mo. or older. $55 for rabbits. Includes spaying/neutering,
shots, heartworm check, leukemia check, deworming, microchip, collar and tag.
Visit www.pethelpers.org.

Sudoku

Level: Hard Solution on page 10


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Palmetto continued from cover and leaf skeletonizer - were discovered on But something is affecting our palmetto For additional information contact Mark
the plants at low populations, but Arena trees. They have survived when little else Arena at the Clemson University Extension
Although we take our palmetto trees said they did not warrant treatment at did, but is it possible we could lose them Service in Berkeley County. Arena is an ISI
for granted, they need the same care and this time. “However, they are part of the to a fungus or a microscopic organism Certified Arborist and an ASCA Registered
maintenance as any other plant in our equation and add to the problem,” he because we thought they were invincible? Consulting Arborist. Look for an article in
yards. Arena said both visual observations said. Mark Arena has told us that we need to take the next edition of the Folly Current with
and lab results from all five core samples Other factors that impact the vigor better care of our palmetto trees. Someone more information on what you can do to
from dead and dying trees confirmed a of the palmetto trees are due to cultural should have told us that a long time ago, maintain healthy palmetto trees.
potassium and magnesium deficiency practices. “Many palms are planted too but today is a good time to start.
as well as an imbalance between these deep in the first place,” Arena said. “Then
nutrients. These two nutrients are people allow dirt and other debris to build
extremely important for palms and up around the base.” He said people think
will have a direct impact on vigor. It is nothing of nailing or stapling signs to the
recommended that homeowners treat the trees, but these holes provide an entry
palms showing these symptoms with an point for damaging insects and fungus.
appropriate fertilizer. This condition will Another concern discovered on several
take time to correct itself and repeated of the palms was a discoloration and
applications will be required. decaying of the leaf base where it connects
However, Arena is very careful to point to the trunk, according to Arena. He
this out, using a fertilizer with the wrong said the lab had been unable to identify
balance of nutrients can cause more harm or isolate a pathogen at this point. “These
than good. He is currently doing research tests are selective and don’t always generate
to determine the best fertilizer to combat a result,” he said. “I would like to continue
the problem. to monitor this condition and see what
The lack of vigor has allowed two occurs.”
fungal pathogens to infect the palms, Meanwhile, Bryan Porter will continue
according to Arena. Tar spot and rachis to monitor the trail of death on East Arctic
blight were discovered and confirmed Avenue and elsewhere on the island. He
on some but not all of the palms. “These can’t quite buy the simple answer that the
fungi are not life threatening to plants trees are dying because they’re stressed.
but they do reduce food production and “There’s no more stress on these trees
distribution,” he said. “The best remedy than 30 or 40 years ago,” he said. “Sure
for these problems is good health so we the summer was hot, but the palmetto is
are not recommending treatment for these a tropical plant. It was a dry summer, but
pathogens at this time.” not that dry. Palms grow in the dessert,
Two insects common to palms - scale they grow on islands. Salt water doesn’t
affect them.”

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Folly Current Calendar
November 12 - November 22
Friday, November 12 559-6867 or visit www.charlestonwine.com. Tuesday, November 16 session of bike repairs. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Course
# 23619. James Island County Park. Fee: $24.
Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island Folly Turkey Shoot The Heart of the Caregiver small group For more info, call 795-4386 or visit www.ccprc.
County Park Folly River Park starting at 7 p.m. meeting com.
November 12 – January 2, 2011  A small group for women caring for family
Geocaching members who are affected by disabilities, chronic Jane Austen Society meeting
Folly Beach County Park Bird Walk After a brief tutorial, teams will test their illness or age related issues. Every Tuesday The Jane Austen Society will have a discussion
In addition to seabirds and shorebirds, we hope knowledge on a Geocaching Scavenger from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at James Island Christian of “Persuasion” led by JoAnne Jones. Please join
to see some winter resident songbirds such as Hunt throughout James Island County Park! Church off Folly Road. For more info, visit us at 1:30 at the Berkeley Electric Bldg., 3351
the Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Palm Warbler at Maximum per group is 8 participants. Call www.theheartofthecaregiver.com or e-mail the. Maybank Hwy., Johns Island. All are welcome.
Folly Beach County Park. The program is free, 795-4386 to register your group. 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. caregiver@comcast.net. Call 768-6453 for more info.
however pre-registration is required. 8:30 a.m.- Course # 23450. Fee: $8.
10:30 a.m. Course # 23558. Call 795-4386 to Wednesday, November 17 Map and Compass Basics
register. Age: 16 & up. Intro to Kayaking Join us as we explore map features and symbols,
Folly Library Story Time
Learn the basics: gracefully getting in and out A Thanksgiving story time! All ages welcome. focusing on parts of the compass, map reading,
Movie Night at the Folly Library of the kayak, paddling and lifejacket fit, basic taking bearings, and triangulation. Compasses
Starting at 5 p.m., drop by the library for Movie Starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Folly Beach library,
strokes and maneuvers. Kayak and equipment 55 Center Street. For more information, call and maps will be provided. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Night at the Beach featuring Pete’s a Pizza. All provided.  9 a.m. Call Sea Kayak Carolina at Course # 23270. CCPRC Headquarters (James
ages.  55 Center St. For more info, call 588-2001. 588-2001.
225-7969 to register. Only $45 includes kayak Island). Fee: $20. For more info, call 795-4386
and gear. 1731 Signal Point Road, James Island. Friday, November 19 or visit www.ccprc.com.
Holiday Festival of Lights Grand Opening
Beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Park Center at Sunday, November 14 Folly Turkey Shoot Sunday, November 21
James Island County Park. Activities include Folly River Park starting at 7 p.m.
a tree lighting ceremony, announcement of the Rural Mission Oyster Roast Folly community Thanksgiving service and
postcard and gingerbread competition winners, Don’t miss this terrific November oyster roast at Movie Night at the Folly Library dinner
and loads of fun for the entire family! Free the best place in Charleston for oysters: Bowen Starting at 5 p.m., drop by the library for Movie This year’s service will be at Folly Beach Baptist
with your regular Holiday Festival of Lights Island!  Enjoy great roasted oysters, food, drinks, Night at the Beach featuring Knuffle Bunny. Church at 6:30 p.m. with Father J.P. Narichitti
admission. Call 795-4386 for more info. live music and the best sunset view around.  All ages. From book to screen, fun stories for and the choirs from Folly Beach United
Tickets will be available at the door, through the everyone in the family. 55 Center St. For more Methodist Church and Our Lady of Good
Folly Turkey Shoot Rural Mission office and through etix online. For info, call 588-2001. Counsel. A Thanksgiving dinner will be held
Folly River Park starting at 7 p.m. more info, call 768-1720 or email us at info@ after the service. Please bring canned goods to
ruralmission.org or chrislbrooks11@gmail.com. Saturday, November 20 donate to the Lowcountry Food Bank.
Saturday, November 13 Sponsorships available!
  Folly Turkey Shoot Rock ‘N’ Roast with Charleston Collegiate
Folly Beach 10 mile run/5K walk Feline Fixing Frenzy Folly River Park starting at 7 p.m. Join us for a day of music and fun with a
Race starts/finishes in front of the Holiday Inn at Join Pet Helpers for a one-day male and female traditional Lowcountry Oyster Roast and Pig
1 Center Street. Race starts at 8 a.m. and day-of cat sterilization extravaganza! Fee is $15 for Lead Climbing and Belaying Clinic Pickin’ on our beautiful 30 acre campus from
registration takes place from 6:15 to 7:45 a.m. one male and $25 for one female, but with the Skills covered include clipping, falling, belaying, 1 – 5 p.m. Music provided by The 3 Dudes
$45/runners, $30/walkers, $60/teams of two. For more cats you bring, the more of a discount you and more. Participants must have a current and Eddie Bush & The Mayhem. Tickets $25/
more info, contact The Extra Mile at 853-9987 receive! Call 302-0556 to make an appointment. CCPRC Climbing Wall Belay Card and must advanced, $30 gate, students $10; available
or visit www.theextramileinc.com. Pet Helpers Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is be comfortable climbing 5.8 rated routes. 9 a.m. online at www.charlestoncollegiate.org.
located at 1447 Folly Road on James Island. to 2 p.m. Course # 23495. James Island County
8th Annual Blessing of the Vines Park. Fee: $36. For more info, call 795-4386 or Monday, November 22
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  $5 per car and guests are Open-water sea kayak skills clinic visit www.ccprc.com.
encouraged to bring chairs/blankets as well.  Exact agenda to be determined: surfing, open- Folly Turkey Shoot
Enjoy live music, official Blessing of the Vines, water rescues, towing and more!  Only $45, Bike maintenance and repair Folly River Park starting at 7 p.m.
a burger-making contest, and lots of wine and includes kayak and gear as needed.  12 noon. Need a tune-up? Join us as we learn some
vendors. Irvin-House Vineyards: 6775 Bears Contact Sea Kayak Carolina at 225-7969 to general bicycle maintenance techniques and tips.
Bluff Rd. Wadmalaw Island. For more info, call register. 1731 Signal Point Road, James Island. Bring your own bike or use one of ours for this

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Police Reports
By Lauren Dean Banned from “The Dollah” and Folly Beach including the Food Lion, the driver was given a speeding ticket.
Just after 1:00 a.m. on October 16, the Kangaroo and the Family Dollar After passing field sobriety testing, the
Fishy business Public Safety responded to a fight in Store. subjects were allowed to go on their way.
When a man leaving Rita’s about 8:00 progress at the Sand Dollar Social Club.
a.m. on October 5 drove his golf cart Upon arrival, officers found a bouncer Where’s the next party? A picture is worth a thousand words
past a friend’s house in the 200 block of holding the subject to the ground. Just before midnight on October 21, On October 22, a woman who had
East Arctic, he noticed that the garage The subject was cuffed and secured in an officer observed a vehicle leaving the been in Hawaii since January reported a
door was wide open. The man entered his the police cruiser. The bouncer and Washout at what appeared to be a high number of works of art valued at a total
friend’s house and noticed immediately the owner said the subject was in the rate of speed. He clocked the car at 45 of $1,500 and $6,000 in silver coins
that a sliding glass door was broken and bar with some friends and there was a mph and turned around on it to perform missing from her belongings. She said
another sliding glass door was standing dispute over payment of their bar tab. A a traffic stop. The vehicle was occupied by in August she and her five roommates
wide open and two large television sets verbal confrontation ensued between the two young women and all four windows had received a notice to vacate the house
were obviously missing. When Folly owner of the bar and one of the subject’s were down. The officer noticed a strong they were renting on West Beach Court
Beach Public Safety arrived on the scene friends and the subject jumped between smell of marijuana and asked the driver and she had hired a friend to pack
they determined that the suspect entered the two men, bumping the owner with to exit the vehicle. When she was asked her belongings and place them in the
the residence using a decorative metal fish his chest and assuming a combative if there were any drugs in the car, she living room to be transported later to
that had been on a table on the porch. posture. Seeing that his boss was about hesitated and looked toward the vehicle her father’s house at the Isle of Palms.
The fish was used to smash the door to be assaulted, the bouncer grabbed the before answering “no.” When the officer When she returned and unpacked her
in and a towel was used to muffle the subject and pinned him to the ground. asked if she would have a problem with belongings, she noticed the missing
sound of breaking glass. At some point Witnesses verified that the subject, his searching the vehicle, she said her items. The woman tried to describe the
the garage door had also been opened, who appeared to be grossly intoxicated, father was a lawyer and he had told her to paintings to the officer, i.e., “a picture
presumably in order to load the stolen had escalated the confrontation to never give police consent. At that point of a weeping willow in no frame with
merchandise into a truck. However, the physical violence. The man was arrested the officer explained that the strong odor water in the background, a lake with
elevator was broken so there was no direct for disorderly contact and issued a no that he recognized as marijuana gave ducks with an island in the background,
access from the house to the garage. trespass order for the Sand Dollar. him probable cause to search the vehicle a trilogy of pictures
Charleston County CSI was called in to with or without her consent and if she from Colorado with
collect evidence from the scene. Several Last of the big spenders would give up the drugs, he would not snow . . . .” The victim
days later, the property owner told police A man who went fishing in the early arrest her but would give her a ticket will attempt to make
that numerous other items were missing morning hours of October 16 left a instead. A small baggie containing two a simple sketch of
from the house included a DVD player waterproof box he uses on his boat in buds that later weighed in at two grams, the pictures so they
and BOSE Wave Radio System and that the passenger seat of his truck. Four was found in the subject’s purse. A search can be more easily
a stepladder was missing from the garage. days later he realized his wallet and of the glove box revealed a makeup bag identified.
The owner could not figure out how digital camera, which had been in the with a glass pipe, a grinder, a cigarette
the suspects could have gotten into the waterproof box, were missing. When he rolling machine, several packs of rolling
garage since the elevator was not working checked with his bank, he discovered papers, and two empty sandwich bags
and the exterior doors were not damaged. his three credit cards had been used at that contained marijuana residue.
various locations around James Island Also in the glove box were two drivers’
licenses, neither of which belonged to the
occupants of the vehicle. Both women
were issued citations for marijuana
possession and drug paraphernalia and

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By Megan Carroll

I
t’s Kind of a Funny Story, directed by Ryan Fleck
and Anna Boden, created some sort of fantasy
mental ward that, just likes its patients, has no real
connection to actual reality.
We meet Craig (Keir Gilchrist), a bright 16-year-old
student who oozes torment and obsession. Dealing with
a competitive school life, pressure from parents and,
of course, girl trouble, Craig begins to fantasize about
taking a header off of the Brooklyn Bridge. Frightened
by these images, he decides to check himself into a
mental hospital and quickly regrets the decision.
The “kiddie” ward is still under construction, so we
find all the crazies, old and young, together in one big
security-lacking ward. This is where we meet Bobby
(Zach Galifiankis), a family man plagued by demons
who befriends Craig almost immediately. Bobby seems
to have all of the answers for everyone but himself; and
where would we be if Craig did not have a love interest
while he is taking his mini “va-cay”? Enter sensitive
Noelle (Emma Roberts), who plays the stereotypical
cutter of the group.
Soon, Craig finds himself the rock star of Ward 3
North, where he is known as “Cool Craig.” The shy,
anxious Craig we met no less than 30 minutes ago has
transformed into a cool kid who finds the confidence
to take charge of his life. Wow, I am so glad those five
days in the mental ward, a musical montage, a pretty
girl and a wingman can solve depression and give you all of life’s answers. I am booking
BLU
11/12 – Elise Testone my stay as we speak! He even figured out that he wants to be an artist because as we all
know, everyone is born with something that they can do perfectly. It’s not like people
11/13 – Mitch Wetherington
11/14 – Eric Penrod Folly music walk around depressed because they feel they where born missing purpose or a talent
11/17 – Jesse Prichard
11/19 – Ben Fagen Duo scene … oh, wait …
Don’t get me wrong, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s idea that crushing depression
11/20 – Ryan Becknell doesn’t have to mean an early departure or a padded room makes you feel all warm and
11/21 – Nikolai Svishev Wednesdays – Karaoke w/ Margie fuzzy inside, but in a world where teen suicide is an everyday headline, is this really
11`/24 – Mitch Wetherington Thursday s – Trivia how we should be looking at this increasingly troublesome problem? That don’t-worry-
11/26 – Ted McKee Duo 11/12 – North by South you-will-figure-it-out attitude or it-will-get-easier reference is a good idea in theory, but
11/27 – Calvin Taylor 11/13 – Graham Whorley Band I just don’t feel it is that easy.
11/28 – Eric Penrod 11/19 – Burning Nova
11/20 – Po Ridge
Chill & Grill 11/24 – Suspicious Package
Thursdays – The Hawkes 11/26 – Da Gullah Roots Folly Beac h Tide Char t
11/12 – Masker Band 11/27 – Stereo Reform
11/13 – Selah Dubb Date High Tide Low Tide
11/19 – Soul Captive Planet Follywood
11/20 – Henry’s Attic 11/12 – Kevin Church Nov 12 12:06am/12:47pm 5:52am/6:40pm
11/26 – Make It Go 11/13 – Dave Grunstra
11/27 – Sho Enuff 11/19 – Dan Clamp Nov 13 1:00am/1:39pm 6:48am/7:31pm
11/20 – Calhouns Calling Nov 14 1:56am/2:31pm 7:47am/8:21pm
Drop In Deli 11/26 – Dan Clamp
11/12 – Rusty Cole 11/27 – Nathan Calhoun Nov 15 2:52am/3:21pm 8:46am/9:09pm
11/15 – The Hawkes 12/2 – Hermit Crab Races 3:44am/4:10pm 9:41am/9:54pm
11/18 – Royal Tinfoil
Nov 16
11/19 – Jerry Cooper R ita’s Nov 17 4:33am/4:57pm 10:33 am/10:38pm
11/12 - Bill Johnson
Folly Beach Crab Shack 11/13 - Jamisun Nov 18 5:20am/5:42pm 11:20am/11:20pm
Mondays – Open Mic w/ Dave 11/19 - Dave Landeo Nov 19 6:03am/ 6:26pm 12:05pm
Grunstra 11/20 - Jeff Buchannan
Tuesdays – Trivia 11/26 - Soul Captive Nov 20 6:45am/ 7:07pm 12:02am/12:47pm
Wednesdays – Live Local Music 11/27 - Rich Stoneking Nov 21 7:26 am/7:48pm 12:43am/1:29pm
Thursdays – Folly Beach Bluegrass
Society Sand Dollar Nov 22 8:06am/8:28pm 1:25am/2:12pm
Fridays – Music w/ Nathan 11/12 & 13 – Bonefish Nov 23 8:47am/9:09pm 2:08am/2:55pm
Saturdays – Sara Smile 11/19 & 20 - Fat Alice
Sundays – The Bill Show Nov 24 9:31am/9:54pm 2:52am/3:40pm
Sunset Cay M arina
Locklears Fridays – Jeff Houts Nov 25 10:17am/ 10:44pm 3:40am/4:27pm
Mondays – Jeff Houts
Woody ’s
Loggerheads Mondays – Malin Wagnon
Storms, hurricanes, etc., are NOT included in the predictions.
Tuesdays – Open Mic w/ Nathan Tuesdays – Jerry Cooper Tidal current direction changes and tide time predictions can
Calhoun be very different. Tide predictions are PREDICTIONS; they
Vince Perna is a Folly Beach real estate expert who also loves music. If you want to know if can be wrong so use common sense.
you can live on Folly, you can find him at 31 Center Street or by calling 588-3800. Source: www.saltwatertides.com
12 November 12, 2010

The color of mystery in Photo of the Month: November


the Lowcountry By Eric Horan

I
photographed this pair while shooting at Widgeon Point on Lemon Island. My
By Kristin Hackler drive to the island included a beautiful span of intracoastal water alongside marshy

C
wetlands, often busy with wading bird action. This could have easily distracted me
arl Linke, former resident of Chicago years working as a developer of startup from my planned destination - a cramped plastic photo blind I had set up the night before
and current resident of Chapel Hill, companies both in Chicago and North - but these are the dues I pay for capturing unencumbered wildlife behavior. I found this
North Carolina, dreams of one day Carolina.
couple en route to their fishing grounds. Hooded Mergansers are known for their expert
moving to the Lowcountry and Beaufort, “I just focused on those companies, diving, which allows them to feed on small fish, crayfish and other crustaceans and aquatic
in particular. The idea of shaking off snow never on myself and what I really wanted
days and long, cruel winters has already insects. This pair exemplifies the dashing plumage of the male, and the almost drab
to do,” said Carl, until one day, he just sat
formed summer-tinged images in his mind brown feathers of the female. Both sexes have a bushy crest of head feathers which form
down at his computer and began to write.
of feet dangling in brackish creeks; warm a distinctive ‘hood,’ which can also be flattened or fanned out depending on their mood.
“Sometimes I would stare at a blank
breezes speckled with salt gently swaying The male’s dense black crest displays a white spot and yellow eye, while the female’s crest
screen for hours, and other times it would
rope hammocks; and a mysterious story of just pour out,” he smiled. And while he is smaller, looser and all brown, including the eye. It is reported that pair bonds will last
hoodoo, rundown factories, and the slow originally worked from an outline, the from winter to incubation, but it is unclear whether the bonds reform the following year
death of a community. concept grew as the story took on a life of or if pairing begins anew. Widgeon Point is owned and managed by Lowcountry Open
Even though Carl had never written its own. Land Trust. For more information on the Open Land Trust, visit www.lolt.org.
more than a family Christmas newsletter Utilizing as much historical literature
while living in Chicago, the idea for a on Beaufort as he could get his hands on,
mystery novel based in Beaufort, South along with whatever he was able to recall
Carolina, came to him as quickly as his from his many visits to the small city, Carl
sudden desire to fish for his supper and not only worked his passion for preserving
watch sunsets from a dock in Lucy Creek. the beauty of the Lowcountry into his
While visiting family on Lady Island, novel, he also incorporated several aspects
Carl happened to drive past a row of old of the Gullah culture; a culture which, he
factories and found an area that appeared feels, is slowly vanishing.
oddly empty. Some quick research showed
“The Gullah language isn’t spoken
that an old oyster factory used to stand on
nearly as much anymore,” said Carl. “It’s
the small spit of land and just like that, a
one of the lost arts of the Lowcountry and
story blossomed in Carl’s mind.
it will be sad when it’s gone.”
Incorporating the history of Beaufort,
His appreciation for Gullah can be seen
the Gullah culture and the growing
almost immediately in the title of his book.
trend of multi-million dollar waterfront
Haint blue, or “ghost blue”, is a common
developments in this once-quaint
color around the Lowcountry. Often seen
community, Carl weaves a story of magic
painted on the ceilings of porches, the same
and preservation in his first novel, Haint
ocean blue is painted around doorways and
Blue.
windows to keep spirits from entering the
When the main character, Kip home. The idea, said Carl, is that ghosts
Drummond, rescues the Lady Island will not cross water, and haint blue is the
Oyster Factory from demolition and keeps same hue as the ocean on a summer day.
the business running with the help of its
“In this book, I tried to paint a colorful
many long-time employees, his preservation Hooded Merganser Pair is the featured photograph for November in Horan’s 2010
word picture of setting; of Beaufort, of Lowcountry Calendar. For more images, visit www.southernlight.biz.
practices are challenged when executives
nature and of the Lowcountry,” said Carl.
from Philadelphia want to tear it down and
“I want people to feel like they’re sitting on Photo Tip: Working in a photo blind can be cold, wet, buggy, lonely and a
build a new high-end community in its
a dock, watching the sunset and feeling the challenge to access in pitch black, as I did on the morning I took this picture. By
place. Kip must not only wrestle with the
warm breeze roll past them. And I wanted entering in the pre-dawn, I could sneak in with the least impact on natural behavior.
powers-that-be, he also needs to fight off
to convey the beauty of this place to those A photo blind can also be used similarly during daylight hours, but it takes a lot
a particularly powerful hex placed against
still living up north,” he smiled. more time sitting in the blind before the wildlife will relax and forget you’re there.
him and the possible revelation of a horrible
secret. The story weaves together the Gullah Depending on where and when you access your blind, you may want to invest in
Copies of Haint Blue are available at both rubber boots, chest waders or insulated clothing, and you will want to dress in layers.
culture, its ties to the magic of Hoodoo and Indigo Books in Freshfields Village, and at
the deep history of Beaufort itself in a tale A cold, wet morning turns steamy hot once the sun takes hold of your small space.
Blue Bicycle Books in Downtown Charleston, A sturdy tripod is a must when using 200 mm lens or larger. Since it is technically
both dark and wistfully longing.
as well as through Amazon.com. For more challenging to change lenses on the tripod, my solution is to attach the longest lens
A graduate of the United States Military information, visit www.carllinke.com.
Academy and twenty-year veteran of the to the tripod and bring along a second camera body with a shorter focal length ready
U.S. Army, Carl has spent the last several for hand-held shooting.

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PHOTO BY Bill Noel

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Music

November 12, 2010 15

Discover holiday magic


2 1 s t A n n u a l H o l i d ay F e s t i va l o f L i g h t s
provided by Charleston County Parks

C
elebrate a Lowcountry
tradition at Charleston’s  Holiday Festival of Lights special events calendar
most beloved nighttime  
holiday event - the Holiday Festival November 12: Opening Night Awards Ceremony and Tree Lighting, followed by a live
of Lights!  With over two million performance by Lowcountry Power Brass. 7 to 9 p.m.  
shimmering lights, this three-mile December 1, 8, 15 & 22: Family Activity Tent presented by the Children’s Museum of the
driving tour brings more light Lowcountry.  Kids can create and enjoy free arts and crafts at the tent located in Winter
displays year after year, with over Wonderland. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
700 shining displays this season. December 1, 8 & 15: Santa Paws. Bring your furry best friend to meet and have a picture
Beginning November 12, 2010 and taken with Santa Claus. Donate pet food and receive 15% off the price of a photo package.
continuing through January 2, 2011, Food to benefit a local animal shelter.
gather family and friends to capture  December 2: Movie Night. Grab a chair and a warm blanket to see “ELF”. No fee for
the magic of the holiday season at movie. Show times are 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the Main Stage in Winter Wonderland. 
James Island County Park.  December 3: Holiday Balloon Art.  6 to 8 p.m.
Stroll through Santa’s Village and  December 4: The Cooper School Choir featuring the Hungry Monks.  6 to 9 p.m.
see the meticulously hand-crafted  December 5, 10, 14, 17 & 21: Mrs. Claus Storytelling. 6 to 9 p.m.
holiday sand sculpture constructed  
with 50-tons of sand; view sugary structures entered in the gingerbread house December 6, 11 & 18: Lowcountry Power Brass performance. 7 to 9 p.m.
competition; shop at Santa’s Attic and the Incredible Gift Shoppe for hand-crafted December 7 & 12: Hungry Monk Music. 6 to 9 p.m.
goodies from local artisans; spoil your sweet tooth at Santa’s Sweet Shoppe, Frosty’s December 9: Movie Night. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Show times are 6 p.m., 7
Treats or the Northpole Diner; make s’mores at the marshmallow roasting pits, p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m. in Winter Wonderland.   
and hop aboard the train for an up-close look at the light displays. Plus, enjoy December 13 & 20: Franklin Hodge and band perform Christmas music. 6 to 9 p.m.
nightly entertainment featuring bands, storytellers and much more.  Wander over  December 16: Movie Night. “Happy Feet.” Show times are 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Winter
to Winter Wonderland, where a traditional 18-animal carousel ride whirls you Wonderland.
around.  Don’t miss the giant four-by-eight foot holiday card designs created by December 19: Palmetto Bronze Handbell Choir.  6 to 9 p.m. 
local school students as part of the annual holiday art competition, and be sure
 December 23: Holiday Balloon Art.  6 to 8 p.m.
to stop at the Family Activity Tent, where kids are invited to take part in the
 December 31: Winter Carnival. This one-night carnival features inflatables, games,
new Light Display Design Contest for a chance to win waterpark passes for next
mechanical rides, a carousel, climbing wall, and a 9 p.m. fireworks show!  $10 wristbands
summer!
will be for sale at the Winter Carnival for unlimited rides on most attractions (does not
 For more information, including event hours and fees, call 843-795-4386 or visit include train). Single tickets are a $1 and most rides will cost about three tickets.
www.holidayfestivaloflights.com.

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Time to drop a line for redfish, trout


By Captain Geoff Bennett

F
ishing is very good right now as the colder nights in our waters. As always, remember to change up your
prove that fall is truly here. Anglers can expect rate of retrieve to find out what kind of action draws the
conditions to get even better as fish feed aggressively. most strikes.
As in most years, artificial lures are a sure bet for both Fly fishing continues to improve in lockstep with
redfish and trout. Make sure to get out there and enjoy increased water clarity. This trend should continue.
these remaining gorgeous days! Stalking the large schools of redfish on the flats is a real
Trout love shrimp and the water is teeming with them. thrill, especially as is becomes easier to see them. If you
Unfortunately, lots of smaller fish can’t get enough of take your time approaching a school, you’ll often be able
shrimp, either. When these bait stealers come out in full to catch several as they are now such willing eaters.
force, I switch over to DOA 3” artificial shrimp. I find
these most effective when fished underneath a popping
See you on the water!
cork. You can use this rig along grass banks, over oyster
beds and at creek mouths. When fishing a popping cork,
it is important to make sure that you reel in any slack line Capt. Geoff Bennett operates Charleston Charter Fishing
on the water so you are ready when a fish hits.  providing fly fishing and light tackle charters. Clients choose
Live lining shrimp works well for both trout and This redfish caught recently has a spot resembling a heart. from a full menu of fly rods, artificial and live bait fishing
redfish.  Live lining just means letting the shrimp drift options with charters tailored to their desires. USCG licensed
naturally through the water column. I like hooking a live Redfish are very active right now, and it’s exciting and insured, Capt. Bennett is committed to providing a safe
shrimp through the tail on a ¼ oz. jighead, as well as to watch the size of the schools grow with the cooler and enjoyable charter to anglers of all skill levels and ages.
using the ¼ oz. DOA artificial shrimp. You don’t need to weather. Artificial lures are still the name of the game. For more information, call Capt. Bennett at 843-324-
put much motion on the lure. I only really lift the lure if We continue to switch between throwing paddletail grub 3332, visit his website at www.charlestoncharterfishing.com
I’m wary of snagging on the bottom. You’ll need moving and jerk shad lures. Redfish seem to prefer lures with or email him at captain@charlestoncharterfishing.com.
water to make the most of this technique. darker colors that mimic the mullet and other small fish

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